Both the Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams were called in to save a dog that had gone over the edge of the cliff on Swanage Downs.
The nine month old collie cross dog called Harlyn was out for a walk with his owner on Thursday 2nd December 2021 when he fell, but luckily ended up on a ledge.
However, with no easy means of reaching him, the coastguard had to deploy its cliff rescue equipment.
“On a ledge some 30 metres down“
Swanage Coastguard reported:
“The teams were paged just after 4 pm and set up for a rope rescue to recover Harlyn who was sat on a ledge some 30 metres down.
“After a little persuasion and using the special dog recovery bag, Harlyn was safely recovered back up the cliff and reunited with his owner.
“As the owner did, in a coastal emergency, please dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”